Throughput of port Azov in 10M’19 fell by 21% to 9.01 million tonnes
In January-October 2019, seaport of Azov handled 9.01 million tonnes of cargo, down 21%, year-on-year. According to the stevedoring companies’ statistics, internal turnover of Azov seaport fell by 23% to 7.115 million tonnes.
Imports grew by 5% to 351,000 tonnes, exports fell by 4% to 3.803 million tonnes, short-sea traffic – by 41% to 2.961 million tonnes, transit – by 12% to 1.895 million tonnes .
In the reporting period, coal transshipment grew by 42% to 1.527 million tonnes. Transshipment of grain dropped by 35% to 4.913 million tonnes, oil products – by 13% to 2.078 million tonnes.
Turnover of vessels at the port of Azov totaled 2,945 arrivals and 2,960 departures versus 3,679 arrivals and 3,722 departures in the 10-months period of the previous year.
Port of Azov is situated on the banks of the Don river. It is the main gateway between the Mediterranean Sea with the inland waterways of Russia and the Caspian Sea, for freight flows to the central part of Russia, the Urals and Central Asia. The boundaries of the port's basin include the River Don from the 3151.0-km stretch, the Koysug River to the receiving Buoy No 1 of Azov-Don Sea Canal, including outer anchorage No. 6 and the Calancea bayou to Dugino stop-over point.